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AACS Statement Against Police Violence and Racism

Tuesday, June 2, 2020  
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The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery joins the American Medical Association in its condemnation of police brutality and racism and its call for action and accountability among health organizations and law enforcement. In a time that is made more stressful by the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot afford to ignore the structural injustices that negatively affect marginalized communities and people of color.

Our thoughts are with the families of George Floyd, a Black man killed by law enforcement in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor, a Black woman and EMT in Louisville killed due to mistaken identity by law enforcement, and all others affected by inequality in our country. We stand with our Black colleagues and those who are fighting against injustice and discrimination.